Monday, August 1, 2011

Guest post with romance author Lucy Felthouse + giveaway

Capturing the Atmosphere

Paris is well known for being a beautiful and romantic city, so it's probably not a surprise to learn that my latest release, BITE WITH HEIGHT, is set there. What may surprise you, though, is that in my book there are no romantic strolls along the Seine, or boat trips along it. It's a romance, all right, but one with a twist.
You see one of the main characters, Meg, is a vampire. And she is not a typical vampire, either. I don't want to give too much away and ruin the story for you, but let's just say she has an unusual lifestyle which draws her into the seedier, darker side of Paris. And that's most definitely the side I've captured in BITE WITH HEIGHT.
When I visited Paris myself last year, I was fascinated by the Pigalle and Montmartre areas, which were an enthralling blend of seedy, sexy and sensual. When I decided that part of Paris was going to feature in my writing, that was the atmosphere I wanted to capture. The story itself is a mixture of romance, eroticism and danger, so it fit perfectly. Once I knew what I was going to write, I didn't find it difficult to capture the essence of the area – I simply wrote what I'd seen and heard for myself, with some creative licence, of course.
I had fun writing BITE WITH HEIGHT, and early reviews seem to indicate the story and the setting are ticking people's boxes, so naturally I'm delighted. Even more so because I have a research trip to Paris planned in a couple of months. Oh yes... it's time for the sequel. I haven't finished with Meg and Grace yet!
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When Meg spots a young woman alone in the Pigalle district of Paris at night, she’s intrigued. She has to know her story and find out why she looks so sad and alone. After introducing herself, Meg realizes that she and Grace have a lot in common. But when they decide to go and grab a drink together, they discover a mutual love that could bond them forever.
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During Lucy’s first year studying Creative Writing at the University of Derby, she was dared to write an erotic story. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing and Xcite Books. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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Giveaway!
Want to win a PDF or ePub copy of BITE WITH HEIGHT for yourself? Simply leave a comment on this post with your email address and a winner will be chosen on 8/4/11.

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like an intriguing story!!! I'd luv to win a PDF copy!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :-)

    jfort357(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  2. Sounds like an interesting read! Please enter me for a e-Pub copy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jrosemergy@gmail.com

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  3. sounds great. Please enter me for a PDF copy.
    alipeli2010@gmail.com

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  4. Wow this sounds like something I would absolutely love. I am always on the look out for a new author to start reading. I think that this is going to be a great series. Please enter me to win a copy (I have a kindle) so I guess that would be e-pub copy. Thanks
    burns.tonia@gmail.com

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  5. This sounds interesting. I'd love to win a pdf copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ruby95660@yahoo.com

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  6. I can't wait to read this book. I've actually had it on my wish list for sometime now. It looks so good.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick
    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  7. I'm intrigued by the sound of this book and would love to win a pdf copy.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  8. Ooo, vamps with a twist. Yippee! Thanks for the giveaway.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  9. I would love to win a PDF copy of this book. Thank you both for the opportunity.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I stayed a couple of weeks in Pigalle in 2003, so I would really love to read this book!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose the epub copy.
    Kanya Chhet
    kanyachhetATyahooDOTca

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  11. Thanks to everyone for your entries! I have chosen a lucky winner at random... well done to Danielle Gorman! I'll be sending you an email shortly :)

    Thanks again guys, and I hope you'll pick up the book and let me know what you think!

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